Today, children who have experienced trauma, be it abuse neglect or homelessness, feel the odds are stacked against them...that no one is in their corner. Too often, they are overlooked by their community.
· 57% of homeless kids spend at least one day every month without food.
· According to a study of youth in shelters, nearly 50% reported intense conflict or physical harm by a family member as a major contributing factor to their homelessness.
· 50% of adolescents aging out of foster care and juvenile justice systems will be homeless within six months because they are unprepared to live independently and have limited education and no social support.
· 86% of kids in foster care do not graduate high school by 18.
With CHRIS 180 in their corner, children, young adults and families proudly show they are stronger, prepared to make healthy decisions, able to maintain employment, and ready to change the direction of their lives. When an investment in CHRIS 180, you are not only investing in their future, you are providing the hope that change is possible.
Give Them the Confidence, and They Can Change the Direction of Their Lives
CHRIS 180 serves people who often fall between society's cracks. CHRIS 180 helps Atlanta’s at-risk community heal and recover by providing individualized counseling, safe housing free of abuse and neglect, and teaching them key life skills. These programs are equipped to break the cycle of homelessness, intergenerational foster care, and ultimately ensure productive, self-sufficient members of the community.
Invest in the change. Give today and ensure a much brighter future for the next generation and empower them to change the direction of their lives.